Engineering and Operations

What does it take to feed the world today? Every day a bit more, but at Cargill we are up for the challenge!

Our customers, our employees, the communities we work in, and our planet all require more attention than ever before. We strongly believe they rightfully deserve it and doing business in a sustainable way, as a responsible citizen, is one of Cargill’s Guiding Principles.

You will find these challenges everywhere in our company, including in Engineering and Plant Operations.

Our plants need to keep up with the demands of our customers who want new and improved products for the market. Safety is our number one commitment, both the safety of our people and the food we produce and we are continuously seeking ways to further improve. We are also committed to decreasing the quantity of energy we use and reducing emissions in a significant and continuous way throughout our operations across the globe.

This means that our plant operations are constantly evolving and are places where you will be continuously developing and learning. We invest in our plants and our people so they can meet these challenges. We use our technical expertise and leadership skills, but also foster a supportive atmosphere so that everyone on the team can develop, reach their full potential, and ultimately contribute to Cargill reaching its goals.

Our plants need people who can make smart designs, people who can make courageous but thoughtful decisions in managing projects, engaged and dedicated people to run and maintain the equipment in daily operations, and people who drive our efforts to build a zero-injury culture across Cargill.

Career paths in Engineering and Operations at Cargill

  • Engineering: Smart designs, mean smart plants. From the drawing board to the start-up of a new production line or energy-saving equipment, there is a journey that brings people together to give their best to deliver innovation, on budget and on time.
  • Process Engineering: New products mean new processes. Making things happen in a large scale operation so we deliver the product our customer wants is a challenge we rise to.
  • Food Safety Quality Regulatory: Throughout our operations, all our processes and procedures need to be setup to comply with the highest food handling and product standards.
  • Maintenance & Reliability: A performing plant is a plant that runs efficiently and effectively. Most of our processing plants need to be - and are effectively - running 24/7. This is due to the thoughtful and rigorous work of our maintenance and reliability teams.
  • Production Management: Whether it’s a small stand-alone or large integrated plant, it’s our teams, not individuals who run our operations.
  • Environment, Health and Safety: This is not just about rules and procedures. We believe by living a culture of continuous attention and care towards our Environment, Health and Safety we will make a difference for our people and our planet.

We encourage you to visit our website to search for European open positions using the links below.
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Meet our people

Learn from employees about careers in engineering and operations at Cargill.

Maintenance Manager: Stefan

Work Experience: 5 years
With Cargill since: December 2009
Location: Herent, Belgium
Education: Bio engineer (University of Ghent, Belgium) General management (HEC, Montreal, Canada)

“Although working for a huge company like Cargill, the day to day reporting lines are short on a site like Herent. This means having the advantages of a multinational enterprise, like career and development opportunities, while keeping the freedom a smaller organisation typically offers, like being able to quickly take decisions and implement changes.”  Read more

Refinery Central Process Development Group Leader Starches and Sweeteners Europe: Luigi

Work Experience: 24 years
With Cargill since: 1993
Location: Castelmassa, Italy
Education: Industrial Chemistry Degree  - University of Bologna

“If you like an international company but with the family spirit, if you like to know different cultures, different thinking ways, if you like to improve yourself and new challenges then join Cargill, what else!”  Read more

Plant Manager: Angela
Meet our people Angela

Work Experience: 8 years
With Cargill since: April 2007
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Education: Diploma Engineer, Area: Process Engineering, University: Technical University of Hamburg Harburg TUHH (Germany)

“For me, the most rewarding part of my work is the opportunity to be creative in my work, to be able to set my own priorities, to be able to challenge the status quo and contribute with own ideas, to build and share my vision, and of course, to support the development of my team members.”   Read more